Supply Planner

Cleveland, OH, United States
Apr 05, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Foods people love. The life you imagined. And the city that rocks.


When you partner Nestlé USA and the city of Cleveland, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.  


Did you know that the Cleveland metropolitan area was ranked as one of the most affordable cities in the US by Forbes Magazine?  From its diverse communities to its endless arts, entertainment and sports experiences, Cleveland continues to rock.


At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it's about enriching you.

This position will support the Baking and Confections Division, directly reporting to the Supply Chain Manager.
Develop 78-week master production schedule on a weekly basis that achieves targeted inventory and service levels. Monitor APO alerts to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve. Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain on the tactical execution of the production plan.
Develop and maintain SAP/APO Master Data, which includes materials, resources, shift definitions, and the like. Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain to ensure alignment of planning parameters with factory- level constraints.
Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Operations Demand/Supply and Production Reviews as well as the Monthly Production Review; act as Process Owner of these meetings to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and control process.
Continuously work to align with Manufacturing on the operating conditions of the factory(ies), including calendar and performance assumptions. Offer suggestions and seek commitment to best meet Customer demand, ensuring high Customer Service and Freshness, while minimizing cost.
Participate in the development of integrated budgets; responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules, factory schedules, and purchasing programs.
Make necessary adjustments to short-term and intermediate schedules on a daily basis, reacting to market demands.
Participate in and/or represent department in divisional task force workgroups.
Develop and lead short term projects related to capacity studies, cost savings initiatives, and other Ensure Supply objectives related to supply planning.
Create and maintain reporting to all levels of the organization that summarizes inventory levels, capacity, service level and all related issues that support these key performance indicators.
Work with and through the Purchasing group to resolve scheduling constraints and raw material availability to support current manufacturing plans.
Communicate and work closely with all Supply Chain groups in order to support Sales & Marketing objectives.

Bachelor's degree, preferably in a Supply Chain Management field, Industrial Engineering or Business related field
Minimum of 3 years production planning and/or supply chain experience
Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel software
Demonstrated expertise in SAP is preferred, but not mandatory
Able to work in an empowered team environment
Must have excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.